From Burrow to 'Boro: Edinboro Art & Music Fest Blooms Again
Free, family-friendly three-day festival returns
Beginning Friday, May 20
The coronavirus' impact on arts and music — from the bright lights of Broadway, to the solo acts playing in our bars and taverns — cannot be understated.
It shuttered performances and canceled events, even those held outdoors, during the worst of the first wave. For a year, those stages were cold, barren ground.
It might surprise you to learn that, in fact, three long years have passed since the Edinboro Art & Music Festival went on in its fullest form.
But the seasons have changed — and the show will once again bloom in the heart of one of Erie County's finest towns.
From May 20-22, downtown Edinboro will explode with live music, art, crafts, dancing, workshops, vending, yoga — plenty of fun-filled, family-friendly activities, so bring the whole gang.
The 2022 musical lineup includes festival regulars Donna the Buffalo and the Tiger Maple String Band, plus Juvenile Characteristics, Rosie & the Bros, Richie & Rosie, Jim Avett, Way Behind the Sun, Claire Stuczynski, Salmon Frank, Matt Texter, Justin Moyar, The Chain Gang, and many more.
One of the regular hosts for the festival, Goodell Gardens, will once again feature the Student Art Show and Artisan Vending, as well as the Kid's Tent where the little ones can participate in workshops and magic demonstrations, or partake in free painting, flower crown fashioning, and even instrument making.
Again, that is 100 percent free — and all the activity and running around in the fresh air will 100 percent tire your kids out, so what's not to love?
And speaking of tires, consider signing up for the Rhythm & Roll Ride on Saturday, May 21. Choose from the Staccato (15 miles, 400 ft. elevation), Moderato (33 miles, 800 ft. elevation) or Fortissimo (50 miles, 1800 ft. elevation) rides. Show up at 8 a.m. for registration and begin the ride at 9; the cost is $45 and t-shirts are available while supplies last.
The Edinboro Art & Music Festival 2022 blossoms in May like spring itself, heralding a joyful reawakening after a long, cold winter.
Friday through Sunday // Edinboro Downtown area and Goodell Gardens // Free to the public // For full details, visit edinboroartandmusic.com